I wanted to share a fun resource with you. I’m sure most of you have heard of the Pizza Hut Book-It program (I remember it from when I was a kid in school!). But did you know that homeschoolers are eligible to participate as well?
We had a fun trip to Pizza Hut recently, to celebrate Caeden’s earning of his book-it certificate. He can’t read yet, so he earns his by reading books with us. I have a generic little award sheet that I purchased at the Dollar Tree, in a book of 25, and that’s what he uses to earn them. His sticker page has 25 squares, so it works out to being just a little over one extra, quality book per school day. Book-It actually recommends reading in minutes, but Caeden has difficulty with time, so we stuck with measuring in books for now. Since it is designed to increase reading, we didn’t really count our regular reading (ones that were worked into my lesson plans or bedtime), and encouraged him to choose books that are a bit longer, educational, etc. for his extra books.
He loves it! He’s newly excited about reading books, and is so proud and excited every time he gets to get his own “whole pizza”
It’s a nice treat for the whole family, since we try not to eat out too often. Hubby met us there for lunch this last time, and we had coupons for the buffet, which our 3 year old then ate for free. So, in all it was an inexpensive treat for our whole family.
And, Caeden was so proud to have earned his certificate and free pizza. (And, unrelated…check out the gap from his two missing bottom teeth!)
Here he is being silly with daddy…
PS–I am not in any way affiliated with Pizza Hut or the Book-it program, we just enjoyed participating :) If you’re a homeschooler, you can enroll here for next school year. They also have lots of great printables available on their website for goal-setting, awards, etc.
Do your children participate in the Book-It Reading Program?